Covid-19 – Flexible booking terms.

In this uncertain environment, we understand that you may appreciate some added flexibility. To that end, we’ve updated our transfer policy. 

This means prior to the balance due date on your booking, you can now:

  • Transfer your booking to any Cunard voyage currently on sale (and not just to those within the next 12 months).
  • Transfer your booking to a voyage of higher or lower value (and not just of a higher value, as is usually the case).
  • Transfer your booking an unlimited number of times (and not just once).
  • Transfer your bookings free of charge, as we will waive the current £100 administration charge for each transfer made.

This policy modifies the transfer policy in our Booking Conditions. This policy may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Please note that these Flexible Booking Terms are only applicable to those guests residing and booking in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Cancelling your voyage - updated 29 September 2020.

If you are booked on a Cunard voyage sailing on Queen Mary 2 after 18 April 2021, on Queen Victoria after 16 May 2021, or on Queen Elizabeth after 26 March 2021, and wish to cancel, our standard cancellation policy applies and Cunard shall be entitled to levy a cancellation charge as a percentage of the fare paid in accordance with the following scales.

The Cunard Fare and Early Saver.

Period before departure within which written notice of cancellation is received by Cunard

Cancellation charges (percentage of fare)

From the date of booking until 91 days before departure


90 - 57 days


56 - 42 days


41 - 16 days


15 - 6 days


Less than 6 days before departure or failure to embark. 


For fly-cruises, departure day is the date of the flight departure.


Saver fare.

Period before departure within which written notice of cancellation is received by Cunard

Cancellation charges (percentage of fare)

From the date of booking until  departure, including failure to embark


These policies supersede any information you may have previously received. If you have already submitted a transfer or cancellation based on the previous policy, we will honour this and we will be in touch with confirmation in due course.

For full Future Cruise Credit (FCC) terms and conditions, please see below.

Future Cruise Credit (FCC) terms and conditions.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, many guests have accepted FCCs in relation to cancelled voyages. FCCs can be used any time until 31 December 2021 and can be redeemed against any new booking on a Cunard holiday on sale in that period. FCCs can be used on all fare types of Cunard holiday, subject to availability at the time of booking. Where the cost of the new voyage is more than the FCC, guests can simply pay the difference between the value of the FCC and the deposit or balance payment (if within 90 days).

Guests may use their FCC for a second stateroom to bring friends or family with them or to upgrade their existing booking. Should guests wish to do this they should contact their travel agent or us, if they have booked direct.

All new bookings using FCCs will be subject to Cunard Booking Conditions, including our standard cancellation terms. Once an FCC has been applied to a new booking, in the event of a cancellation of a voyage by the guest, any refund will be given in FCC. If your voyage is cancelled by Cunard due to Covid-19, you will offered the same options as all other guests at that time.

More on Cunard's response to Covid-19.

It's important that we’re able to keep you informed about your booking. Please take a moment to visit My Cunard at to ensure the contact information we have for you is up to date (and complete).

While we’ll only get in touch in the way you choose, email is the quickest and most efficient way to receive updates from us at this time.